How healthy diets and nutrition are helping children at NPH Peru born in malnourished areas grow healthy and strong. March 20, 2018 - Peru
Michel* studying, one year after her arrival at NPH Peru.
This is Michel,* born in 1993 in the northern city of Cajamarca: One of the poorest departments of Peru where acute malnutrition affects many children under five years-old. When she arrived at NPH Peru in 2005, she suffered from malnutrition. However, thanks to the care she received, great progress in her health has been made. Today she is one of the older sisters of our home and always has a big smile on her face.
As one of the older girls, Michel is always aware of and concerned about her younger siblings. She is convinced that "healthy eating for children is very important because the human body will produce many defenses, which are needed to fight many diseases."
She helps in the care of the little children in our home. When they do not want to eat their food, she always advises them: "Kids, you have to eat your food because it helps you grow strong, healthy and get many defenses that will help you not to get sick. And also because it helps to develop your intelligence!"
Michel says caregivers play a key role in the healthcare of children, because "they are the first people who have to be aware of their diet. They have to check if children are eating three times a day and see that their food is healthy and balanced."
Michel looks full of energy thanks to the good nutrition and healthcare she has received during her time at NPH Peru. Currently, she attends university and studies business administration. She dreams of graduating soon, getting a job and continuing to specialize in her business.
At NPH Peru, the well-being of our children is one of the most important concerns, and we are aware that a healthy and balanced diet is essential for the optimal growth of our children. Through permanent medical assistance, we will always ensure their good health; so like Michel, they can step confidently into their future and achieve their dreams.
*Name changed to protect privacy
Cindy Supanta Communications Officer
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